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Nora v. Nina

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heavenknows2007 Tue 03-May-16 21:34:11

Just that, really!

Is the Nora Batty thing still strong enough to put people off a lovely name?

SweetieDrops Tue 03-May-16 21:35:23

Nina is much nicer. Don't like Nora at all, sorry.

LadyAntonella Tue 03-May-16 21:35:43

I love Norah with the H. I would think of Norah Jones not Batty.

DramaAlpaca Tue 03-May-16 21:36:22

Nina, by a long way.

I really don't like Nora, sorry.

GottaGetThisDone Tue 03-May-16 21:37:34

I love Nora - never think of Nora Batty

Ffion3107 Tue 03-May-16 21:39:30

Aah I loved both for ours, but we found out today we're having boy, and haven't seen a name we like yet!
If I had to choose it would be Nora! Will she have a middle name?x

HighDataUsage Tue 03-May-16 21:40:40

How about the Arabic name Nouriya which is Similar to Nora but sounds nicer. It also means light and radiance which is a lovely meaning.

YonicTrowel Tue 03-May-16 21:40:57

Nina was on my shortlist. Do it!

mrsschu Tue 03-May-16 22:13:55

Nora is dreary and dreadful, Nina is fab.

Leopard12 Tue 03-May-16 22:15:59

Nora definitely for me, but maybe that's because I know a girl called nina and didn't like her! Also sounds like Gina that I hate hmm everyone has a personal preference neither are awful so just go with what sounds right to you and oh, you can always try both out when she's born a decide then!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 03-May-16 22:21:49

Nina. Pretty elegant strong powerful feminine. Not too common.
Nora. Makes me think of old ladies with their blue rinses and shopping trollies, sorry

Lucked Tue 03-May-16 22:24:00

I like both but love Nina and it is underused. DH didn't warm to it so it didn't make our shortlist despite my repeated attempts to sneak it on.

WhingyNinja Tue 03-May-16 22:24:16

I am a Nina so I am biased, I know a 1yo Nora though and she's adorable!

Fwaffy Tue 03-May-16 22:25:36

I think Nora is gorgeous. Makes me think of the children's programme "Nelly and Nora". Very cute.

Leopard12 Tue 03-May-16 22:25:55

Throw in a another suggestion, I know a little Nova and now love that name.

StormyBlue Tue 03-May-16 22:39:18

At first, I thought Nora Batty, frumpy old lady. But, that will be so far off our children's radar when they become socially aware that it's probably something worth trying to see past when naming DC. I could well see it coming back.

StormyBlue Tue 03-May-16 22:40:45

I also thought of Nelly and Nora! Cute little Irish cartoon girl. smile

Stripedduvet Tue 03-May-16 22:43:49

Nina makes me think of Tina, which I don't like.
Nora is very elegant. The Nelly and Nora show is also very sweet.

I think I prefer the Arabic name Nourah (the 'nour' bit has a slightly more 'noo' sound than 'nor'). It means light /radiant.

BackforGood Tue 03-May-16 22:47:26

Nora does get an instant thought of "Batty" from me, I'm afraid (and my teens - as that is what wrinkly tights are called - they've never watched the programme as far as I'm aware, but would still say "Batty").

Winterbiscuit Tue 03-May-16 23:20:40


QuimReaper Tue 03-May-16 23:38:39

How about Leonora?

Nina is nicer than Nora to me. I like Leonora though.

Sophronia Wed 04-May-16 00:31:09

Nina is lovely

HanYOLO Wed 04-May-16 00:43:10

DD is Nina, which suits her, is easy to spell, and not too commonplace. I also know a couple of strong and inspiring Ninas in their 60s/70s.

My friend's DD is Leonora - which I think is wonderful, but which is never shortened.

I like Norah too.

(I also liked Nuala and Ngaire but wasn't allowed on the spelling issue. )

Paddletonio Wed 04-May-16 01:12:09

I like both

If Norah with H then I would go for that, otherwise I think maybe Nina. But both very nice.

joyfulworld Wed 04-May-16 07:57:59

Nina is prettier I think.

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